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28-Year-Old Man Burned When Gas Explosion Blows Out Garage At Perth Amboy Home

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man was burned when a gas explosion blew out the garage of his home in Perth Amboy. Firefighters said the 28-year-old victim was airlifted to a hospital in stable condition. “I heard a boom, like an explosion, but real loud,” one neighbor named Zoila said. “I heard a bang and I got up, I walked outside and looked across, and I saw a fire,” neighbor Kevin Carr added. A 28 yr-old man was hurt (suffered burns to his body & is now stable) after a gas explosion blew out part of the garage of this...
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New York City, NYPosted by
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Police Seek Suspected Thief Posing As Repairman In Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a serial impersonator who’s accused of stealing from at least eight elderly people in the Bronx. The suspect allegedly posed as a NYCHA worker, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Thursday. The most recent theft happened at a building at Lincoln Avenue and 138th Street. A man dressed as a maintenance worker told a women he was a NYCHA employee in order to get into her home. Once inside, he stole the woman’s purse. “So he says, ‘There’s problems with the hot water. I’d like to check it.’ So I said OK,” Victor Perez, who also fell...
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New York City, NYHollywood Life

Lady Gaga Turns Heads In NYC Strutting Around In Oversized Platform Boots & Elegant Black Dress

Lady Gaga rocked some very formidable platform shoes while in New York this week. See the fierce look. Allow Lady Gaga to make the case for oversized, sky-high platform boots. The “Shallow” singer, real name Stefani Germanotta, 35, was photographed leaving Highline Studios in New York on Monday, July 26 in a stylish black slip dress — and she accessorized with the most formidable pair of shoes.
Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Brawl inside NYC pizza parlor caught on viral video

An all-out brawl broke out at a Brooklyn pizza joint after rowdy patrons got saucy with the staff — and the entire behind-the-counter scrum was caught on video. Footage posted on Reddit shows one of the customers jawing with employees at Joe’s Pizza on Bedford Avenue when the worker appears to try to grab the man — who then starts launching haymakers as his two companions jump in.
New York City, NYHollywood Life

Lady Gaga Stuns In Bodysuit, Sparkly Tights & Massive Platform Heels While Out In NYC

Lady Gaga made quite the statement when she rocked a bodysuit with glitter tights & sky-high platform heels while in NYC on July 28. If there’s one thing for sure about Lady Gaga, 35, it’s that she loves to make a statement and that’s exactly what she did while promoting her Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall concert in NYC on July 28. The singer went back to her roots when she rocked a pair of black lace-up platform Pleaser Xtreme-1020 Vinyl Boots that were massively high, we’re not sure how she was able to walk in them.
Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Would-be Brooklyn robber loses his shorts — then leaves empty-handed

A would-be Brooklyn robber not only left empty handed after his victim repeatedly fought him off — but also briefly lost his shorts amid the struggle. The caught-on-camera confrontation unfolded as the suspect tried to steal money from a 25-year-old man on 54th Street near 7th Avenue in Sunset Park at about 2:40 p.m. on July 12, according to police.
New York City,

Growing Up Rich and Utterly Wild in 1980s New York City

Rob Sedgwick, whose younger sister is the actor Kyra Sedgwick, grew up in a prominent New York City family in the 1970s and '80s. He bounced around private schools in his teens and found some success as an actor in his early twenties. But then one day police raided his Upper West Side home (his grandparents’ 12-room apartment; they were in the West Indies) and discovered 250 pounds of marijuana.
New York City, NYNew York Post

Man, 23, stabbed in fight that began outside NYC strip club: cops

A 23-year-old man was stabbed during a squabble that began outside a Midtown strip club early Tuesday, cops said. The victim got into a fight with two other groups outside Vivid Cabaret on West 37th Street near Sixth Avenue — that ended up continuing around the corner, when he was stabbed in the torso and right arm, police said.
New York City, NYPosted by
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Video captures shocking moment NYC man survives sidewalk explosion

A video captured the shocking moment an underground sidewalk explosion appeared to engulf a man in flames in New York City. Barry West, 57, was walking down a sidewalk in Queens about 5:30 p.m. July 22 to pay his cellphone bill when the explosion occurred, NBC New York reported. The flames knocked West to the ground, but video footage showed he appeared to get up and walk away from the blaze.
Paterson, NJPosted by
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Paterson Man Hit By Stray Bullet While Sleeping In Bed

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A Paterson man is recovering after being struck by a stray bullet while sleeping in bed. Authorities say it happened at 12:15 a.m. Monday on East 23rd Street and Park Avenue. They say the victim, a 35-year-old man, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Investigators say bullets also hit other parts of the man’s residence, as well as three cars.  
Paterson, NJNew York Post

Sleeping man struck by stray bullet in New Jersey apartment

A 35-year-old man was struck by a stray bullet while sleeping in a New Jersey apartment early Monday morning, a report said. The shooting that wounded the man erupted outside the building at about 12:15 a.m. on East 23rd Street and Park Avenue in Paterson, police told WABC. The apartment...
Newark, NJPosted by
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KNOW THEM? Police Seek ID For Suspects In Newark Shooting

Authorities are seeking the public’s help identifying suspects in a shooting in Newark earlier this month. The suspects pictured above are wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting that occurred on the 800 block of South 17th Street around 1 a.m. on Monday, July 5, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said in a Tuesday release.

At 432 Park, a $30M condo is in default and its owner has vanished

The $30 million condo unit high atop East 57th Street sits empty, stripped of its furniture and possibly abandoned. The mortgage on the 72nd floor residence at 432 Park Avenue is in default, its guarantor appears to be in custody in China and the unit owner’s identity is uncertain. Now...
Manhattan, NYNew York Post

Founder of electric-truck startup Nikola charged with fraud, lying to investors

Trevor Milton, the founder of electric-truck startup Nikola, was indicted Thursday on charges of securities fraud for lying to investors about “core aspects” of the business. The US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan accused Milton, who resigned as chairman of Nikola in September, with misleading investors, especially amateur investors, about the...